We are proud to bring our patients to South Nassau Communities Hospital (SNCH)  for a number of reasons: 

  • The obstetric department at South Nassau supports the midwifery model of care

  • South Nassau has received Baby Friendly designation, and a full-time Lactation consultant is available to meet with you and help with breastfeeding

  • Midwifery patients in labor at South Nassau can eat, drink, walk about, and be intermittently monitored. Soon they will be implementing the use of a birthing pool, if so desired, to cope with labor.  These may seem like simple things, and, in a way, they are... but they are critical to normal birth! By allowing this physiologic approach to labor, women can tune in to what their bodies need and ALLOW the powerful birthing energies to flow, while keeping the non-productive stress hormones to a minimum. We midwives believe all this, and are supported in this approach to labor by the doctors and nurses at South Nassau.  They, too, have seen not only the good research literature that supports this approach, but have also seen the safety and satisfaction that is possible when we allow normal birth to happen.

  • The obstetric department at South Nassau has a track record of safety.

  • The statistics compiled by the NY State Dept. of Health attest to the highest performance ratings, as South Nassau is a designated Magnet Hospital, which attests to their high quality nursing care.

  • Midwives have been delivering at South Nassau for many years,  where special efforts are made to accommodate each families' needs.  In addition to a private room, where partners can stay overnight with mom, South Nassau offers rooming in, where you can keep your baby with you.  And if all is well with baby, you can have "early discharge,"going home within 24-36 hours after delivery.

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